As regular readers might now, my go-to camera for a while now has been the Sony NEX-6, which is a nice, simple-but-flexible, utilitarian little mid-line mirrorless camera. I don't really know why I chose it; it chose me, is probably more like it.
Well, it has now reached the end of its little bug's-lifespan too, apparently. It's been replaced by the A-6000, which is a decent bargain too (although I don't like it as well), and the "old" (introduced this month two years ago) NEX-6 is being blown out. It's $399 at B&H Photo. (I think it started around $800.) I feel like I should buy a second one at that price, except the first one is still all but new despite quite a lot of use.
You have to buy a charger for it, it doesn't come with one. It was conceived as a simpler consumer camera for non-enthusiasts.
Unfortunately the lens I like best for it (and use constantly, it being one of the main reasons I like the camera) is still expensive—too expensive, really—and I don't know a lot about the E-mount alternatives. I'm sure there are some good ones.
Here's a random snap taken with it last night, late:
Butters is tired and wants to go to sleep, but feels he has to keep a sentinel watch on his ball...which is just sitting there on the floor. (This dog is a hoot. The ball was a gift from Larry Jasper, a TOP reader—turns out they don't chew up racquetballs. thanks again, Larry!)
(Thanks to Gordon Lewis)
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